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Chesterfield Smith, America's Lawyer (Hardcover) Loot Price: R863
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Chesterfield Smith, America's Lawyer (Hardcover): Mary E Adkins

Chesterfield Smith, America's Lawyer (Hardcover)

Mary E Adkins

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Chesterfield Smith spearheaded the American Bar Association's condemnation of Richard M. Nixon during the Watergate scandal. Smith's damning statement "No man is above the law" turned him into a national figure. But his outsized accomplishments, and equally outsized personality, had already made the Florida attorney a legend in his home state.Mary Adkins's biography follows the epic life of a person driven by the motto "do good." A child of the rural South turned war hero, Smith put himself through law school and rose fast to lead the Florida Bar and mastermind the drafting of a new state constitution. At the same time, he grew his small firm into Holland & Knight, a legal leviathan he imbued with his own sense of public duty. His idealism further manifested in his hiring of women and people of color while his expansive professional network led to a close friendship with future Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Adkins also examines Smith's mentoring of several outstanding legal figures and the community service organizations still influenced by his humane vision of the law. Fully realized and long overdue, Chesterfield Smith, America's Lawyer illuminates the complexities of a defining Florida figure who became a legal giant.


Imprint: University Press of Florida
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2020
Authors: Mary E Adkins
Dimensions: 229 x 152mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 238
ISBN-13: 978-0-8130-6666-0
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > History of other lands
Books > Law > Jurisprudence & general issues > Legal history
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > History > American history > General
Books > History > History of other lands
LSN: 0-8130-6666-2
Barcode: 9780813066660

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